Here, Skip Morris, the author of 21 print-and-paper books on fly-fishing and tying flies, guides you through 12 great nymph-flies and how to catch trout on them in creeks, streams, and rivers, along with a color photograph of every fly. Skip tells you all about each fly—what it imitates, what it's designed to do, what it does do in the water—and then he tells you how to fish it effectively, when it fishes best, how deep in the water to fish it, and offers the different fishing methods that make it catch fish. He describes those methods plainly, so you can go right out and make them work. He even provides a section that helps you select the right fly for specific fishing conditions and choose the best method for presenting that fly to the trout.
Top 12 Nymphs for Trout Streams, How, Where, and When to Fish Them (2nd Edition) contains about 28,000 words, but also includes 25 color photographs showing all the flies and the creatures they imitate, and some shots just to make you sigh and smile—one of a gorgeous cutthroat trout, another of a grand scenic of fishing a Montana trout river. Also included are 27 illustrations laying out the proper ways to rig these nymphs and the methods for fishing them.
Figuring out trout flies is overwhelming for the new fly fisher and confusing enough for the old pro. Let Skip guide you through 12 great nymphs and how, when, and where to fish them. And it's an entertaining read besides.
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Skip's ultra-popular Predator—a hit fly for bluegills and other panfishes and largemouth bass (also catches smallmouth bass and trout)—is being tied commercially by the Solitude Fly Company.